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A robot dog is patrolling one of Singapore’s parks as part of coronavirus-related trial.

The machine – made by US-based Boston Dynamics – is fitted with a camera to monitor how busy Bishan-Ang Moh Kio Park becomes.

It also carries a loudspeaker to broadcast social-distancing messages.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: May 11th, 2020

Link to video (with 1 minute advert in front): https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-52619568/coronavirus-robot-dog-enforces-social-distancing-in-singapore-park

Discussion

  1. Are there any issues, such as ethical, with using robot dogs to perform rule enforcement?
  2. In what other ways could you use robot dogs?

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